Friday, May 29, 2009

Sky Blue Penstemon

Penstemon azureus
Click on image to enlarge - ©2009 jim otterstrom
Pentemon azureus, a native of California, is found in Yellow Pine forests and foothill woodlands from the Southern Sierra Nevada to the Oregon border at elevations between about 1,000 and 8,000 feet.
It is one of the few plants in our native garden that is not actually native to Big Bear but we couldn't resist those beautiful blue flowers. Ours came from Bert and Penny, at Las Pilitas native plant nursery, the good people who supply our local Hunter's Nursery with native plants.
As you can see, I'm still having fun with my pictures in Photoshop.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

I bought a white one that is indigenous to this area at a master gardener's sale last month. Not as exotic as yours, but still a nice addition to my flower bed.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

what a lovely flower-- I love the painterly quality that you added Jim (also enjoyed the alligator lizard too, I really miss lizards). Many computer crashes lately, so am glad to 'refind' you again. Best to you and Peg :)

4:22 PM  
Blogger tansy said...

lovely! i love blue flowers!

show us more of your beautiful garden!

8:06 PM  
Anonymous shelli said...

have been wanting a blue penstemon because I have a white one here in Leavenworth, Kansas and cannot seem to get blue around here. clicked on the nursery you spoke of and they wanted to charge 37.00 for shipping!!!!!

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